1. A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure
  2. A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically
    Connie was completely robotic and emotionless by age 12; her entire life had become one big routine.
  3. A set piece of an entertainer's act
  4. A set of instructions designed to perform a specific task; a subroutine


  1. According to established procedure.
  2. Regular; habitual.
  3. Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.

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